College of Arts and Science
RECEPTION & AWARDS CEREMONY: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 4:30-6:30PM
Please join the George Caleb Bingham Gallery in celebrating the works of current students in the School of Visual Studies. The 2018 Undergraduate Juried Exhibition will feature a variety of mediums including painting, fibers, photo, video, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, and more. We are pleased to welcome as this year’s art juror Sarah Dresser, Manager of the Office of Cultural Affairs for the City of Columbia. We are also grateful for the support provided by our award sponsors: Resident Arts, the Moreland Family, the Offices of Undergraduate Studies & Undergraduate Research, and the School of Visual Studies.
We are also excited to work with Literature Emitting Diodes in the first Undergraduate Juried Writing Competition, to be displayed in conjunction with the art exhibition. One work of poetry or prose will be chosen for display on a scrolling LED sign outside the Bingham Gallery. The winning writer will also receive a publishing award from There There Now to produce a limited edition print publication.
Sarah Dresser is the Manager of the City of Columbia’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Dresser is charged with the planning and execution of the department’s programs and events, funding administration for local nonprofit arts organizations, and management of the City’s public art program. She also coordinates with local and regional partners to develop a strategy to support and promote the fine arts in Columbia.
Prior to her role as Manager, for over five years Dresser served as the Program Specialist for the Office of Cultural Affairs. Dresser joined the City after many years of working in the nonprofit arts sector.
Dresser holds a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs; and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Missouri, Truman School of Public Affairs. She also earned her Bachelor’s in Music Performance from William Jewell College.
A classically trained pianist, Sarah enjoys playing music at every opportunity. She is an avid supporter of all performance genres and is fond of contemporary art and independent film.